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National Summary


Today will start out dry and clear with light winds. Cloud will thicken this morning in the southwest and heavy rain, accompanied by strengthening southeast winds, will arrive before noon. The strong winds and rain, associated with Storm Brian, will spread quickly through the afternoon to all areas. Highest temperatures 11 to 15 degrees.


Tonight the rain will clear to heavy showers with a risk of thunder. The winds will veer to the southwest overnight, becoming variable in direction as the eye of the storm passes over the country, before further veering west to northwest by the morning. On the southwest and south coasts the west to northwest winds will reach storm force. Lowest temperatures 7 to 10 degrees.


On Saturday morning west to northwest winds will reach storm force along coasts of the west and south, winds over land will be strong and gusty and will peak in the afternoon. The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy showers with a risk of thunder. Highest temperatures 12 or 13 degrees.


Showers will become mostly confined to western and northern coasts on Saturday night and a lot of areas will be dry. Strong northwesterly winds will gradually ease overnight and become westerly in direction. Lowest temperatures overnight will be 7 or 8 degrees.There'll be sunny spells and scattered showers for much of Sunday, but later in the day a spell of persistent rain will sweep through the country, turning heavy for a time. Temperatures will be between 12 and 14 degrees and moderate, occasionally fresh, southwest winds will back southwest to south. Sunday night will become mostly dry as the last of the showery rain clears eastwards. Any lingering rain will clear on Monday morning and there'll be scattered showers, mostly on coasts. Temperatures will range between 14 degrees in the north to 17 degrees on the south coast and winds will be moderate southerly, veering southwesterly with the clearing rain. Continuing unsettled for Tuesday with another spell of rain and moderate to fresh southwest winds. Winds remain mostly southwesterly or variable through the extended outlook period also with further spells of rain at times.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Northwest, 22 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 999, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

West, 14 Knots, Gust 27 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1000, Rising rapidly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Report not available

Roches Point Automatic

West, 11 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 1004, Rising slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

West, 5 Knots, Fair, 9 Miles, 1005, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

North-Northwest, 1 Knot, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1004, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

Northwest, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 13 Miles, 1003, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

West-Northwest, 4 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1002, Rising slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

Wind Direction Not available, Wind Speed Not available Knots, Wave height not available, Pressure not available, Pressure tendency not available

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

West-Southwest, 6 Knots, Wave ht: 3.3 m, Pressure not available, Pressure tendency not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Northwest, 12 Knots, Wave height not available, 1001, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

East-Southeast, 17 Knots, Wave ht: 2.3 m, 999, Falling rapidly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Saturday 16 September 2017 Issued at 0500 Friday 15 September 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A moderately unstable northwest airflow covers Ireland. A ridge of high pressure slowly builds from the west.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Fair Head to Carnsore Point and the Irish Sea

Wind: Northwest to north force 5 to 6, veering north tonight

Weather: Scattered showers - more frequent in the east Irish Sea.

Visibility: Moderate to good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Valentia to Erris Head

Wind: Northwest force 4 to 5, gradually veering north.

Weather: Isolated showers in the west. Mainly fair.

Visibility: Good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Sunday 17 September 2017: Moderate north to northeast winds. Showers becoming widespread from the north - some prolonged on east coasts and on the Irish Sea.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Update: West to southwest winds, veering northwest, will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts 110-130 km/h

Gale Warning

Southeast winds, later veering south to southwest, will increase to reach gale or strong gale force on Friday on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.\n\nWinds will veer west to northwest on Saturday morning between Mizen Head and Loop Head and increase to storm force 10.